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Saturday, 6 August 2016

Saturday First Walk Milford to Godalming

Book 1 walk 20 Milford to Godalming T=1.20

Length: 11.1 miles (18km)
Difficulty: 6 out of 10

This is a mildly strenuous walk, and includes a section through Winkworth Arboretum (National Trust, but free if you stick to the public footpath). It can be muddy.

Travel: Catch the 1015 Haslemere train from London Waterloo, arriving Milford 1105. Day return ticket to Milford. Return trains are xx25 and xx53 up to 1953. If staying later check the times.

Lunch: is the White Horse Hascombe 01483 208 258 (last orders 2.30pm), approx 5 miles into the walk. From the website, they seem to have a bar eating area, a dining room (no children under 10) and some outside seating. For picnickers, the church is 75m from the pub.

Tea: The Hector's On the Wey cafĂ© (tel 01483 418 769) at the Farncombe Boat House is recommended (approx 30 minutes from the station). I haven't been there, but the Star Inn in Church Street, Godalming seems to be a community real ale pub and in June "received our CAMRA Surrey and North Hants Cider pub of the year certificate".

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are there any Sunday walks this week?

Anonymous said...

Intend going. This is a book one classic, my favourite. Late start, lunch close to mid point of the walk, with uphill mostly before the lunch. What more can I ask?!

Anonymous said...

There's also www.cafemila.co.uk/ in Godalming High Street

Walker said...

N=38 on this walk. Impossible to keep up with what they all did. W=Blazing-hot-sunshine meant the copious shade was very welcome. Perhaps less welcome was a big hill climb after lunch, only to descend through the Winkworth Arboretum, then climb back up again afterwards - all on the same valley side. Hot work, though in nice scenery.

As far as I know no one ate in the lunch pub. Is this a record - 38 walkers and no lunchers? The reason was that the kitchen busy with 60 wedding guests wolfing ham, egg and chips before a 2pm church service. But candidly the burger and steak menu did not inspire me anyway. Instead many went on to the National Trust cafe at Winkworth and then for a second tea at Farncombe boat house. (Quote of the day: "Are you still open?" "Yes, unfortunately."). Three walkers were so sugar-rushed by all this that they hired a rowing boat along the Wey for an hour. Two of us walked on to Shalford, a serene evening river walk.

Anonymous said...

Just to add to Walker's comments below, 3 at the rear were lucky to get a table and ate in the White Horse at Hascombe and 1 walker extended the walk from Godalming on to Guildford.

Anonymous said...

Make that n=40. 2 on later trains.